Beatrice chebet won the sixth gold for Kenya in the commonwealth games held in Birmingham. She was among the starters in the women’s 5,000m race before emerging at the front in 200m to go.
Chebet crossed the finish line in 14 minutes and 38.21 seconds. The win assured Kenya retain the 5,000 m title after Hellen Obiri won in Gold Coast in 2018.
Chebet thanked God after a year of victory. A year, she has won gold at the African Championships followed by silver at World Championships and the final gold at Commonwealth that is already in the bag.
“It’s only by the grace of God that I have progressed well this year. It’s through hard work. I know Kenyans are proud of me and thank you for praying for us.
“I knew I was the strongest in the field and I would beat McColgan or anybody with my superb finishing kick,” said Chebet.
Chebet also dedicated his medal to the Athletics President who has been his father figure.
On other hand, Jepleting, who presented Kenya in 2015 came third in the 500m race. she claimed to be back on the track.
Kenya’s six medals have been won by Ferdinand Omanyala (100m), Wycliff Kimanyal (800m), Mary Moraa (800m), Abraham Kibiwott (3,000m steeplechase) and Jackline Chepkoech (3000m steeplechase).
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